Election of Pope Benedict VIII

Election of Pope Benedict VIII

Pope Benedict VIII
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Benedict VIII is elected pope. Although he will work hard to create ecclesiastical reforms and to improve clerical discipline, Pope Benedict VIII will be even more heavily involved in military ventures.

In 1016, Pope Benedict VIII will personally participate in a sea battle against Saracen forces.

The family of Pope Benedict VIII is heavily involved in Roman political intrigues and one of the results of this will be the 1012 election of an antipope, Gregory VI, at the hands of enemies of Benedict's family.

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